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The Hands of War: A Tale of Endurance and Hope, from a Survivor of the Holocaust

by Marione Ingram & Keith Lowe

Marione Ingram grew up in Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. She was German. She was Jewish. She was a survivor.  This is her story.

As a young girl, Marione was aware that people of the Jewish...


Tarawa: The Incredible Story of One of World War II's Bloodiest Battles

by Robert Sherrod

In the summer of 1943, at the height of World War II, battles were exploding all throughout the Pacific theater. In mid-November of that year, the United States waged a bloody campaign on Betio Island in the...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


The Manzoni Family: A Novel

by Natalia Ginzburg & Marie Evans

Set in ducal Italy and post-revolutionary France, The Manzoni Family tells a rich story of passions, writing, rivalries, deaths, and war. It pivots on the figure of Alessandro Manzoni, celebrated Milanese nobleman,...


Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances

by John C. Greene

This is the first comprehensive, daily compendium of more than 18,000 performances that took place in Dublin's theatres, music halls, pleasure gardens, and circus amphitheatres between Thomas Sheridan's becoming...


Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

by Angela S. Reed, Cynthia A. Brandimarte & Carter Smith

From Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle to Lake Corpus Christi on the coast, from Balmorhea in far West Texas to Caddo Lake near the Louisiana border, the state parks of Texas are home not only to breathtaking...


A Cold Days in Hell: American POWs in Korea

by William Clark Latham

Prisoners suffer in every conflict, but American servicemen captured during the Korean War faced a unique ordeal. Like prisoners in other wars, these men endured harsh conditions and brutal mistreatment at the...


African Americans in South Texas History

by Bruce A. Glasrud, Larry P. Knight & Cary D. Wintz

The history of South Texas is more racially and ethnically complex than many people realize. As a border area, South Texas has experienced some especially interesting forms of racial and ethnic intersection,...


The Garden Club of America: One Hundred Years of a Growing Legacy

by William Seale

How women changed the American landscape from planting war victory gardens to saving the redwoods, beautifying the highway to creating horticultural standards.

In 1904, Elizabeth Price Martin founded the Garden...


When the Birds Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah Under Siege

by Raja Shehadeh

The Israeli army invaded Ramallah in March 2002. A tank stood at the end of Raja Shehadeh's road; Israeli soldiers patrolled from the roof toops. Four soldiers took over his brother's apartment and then used...


Father, Soldier, Son: Memoir of a Platoon Leader In Vietnam

by Nathaniel Tripp

"Father, Soldier, Son will stand as one of the finest soldier memoirs of the Vietnam War . . . If all that has been written about the war in Vietnam, in fiction and nonfiction, has made it a familiar story to...


German Airborne Divisions: Blitzkrieg 1940-41

by Bruce Quarrie

The German Army of World War II was the first to fully realise the benefits of using airborne troops alongside armoured formations. German Airborne Divisions became an integral part of the blitzkrieg operations...


Heinz Guderian: The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

by Pier Battistelli & Adam Hook

This book gives a focused, military biography of Heinz Guderian, perhaps the most highly respected German tank commander of World War II. Guderian was a typical product of the Prussian military elite; the son...


F-86 Sabre Aces of the 4th Fighter Wing

by Warren Thompson & Mark Styling

The entry of the United State’s premier jet interceptor into the Korean War was triggered by the ever-increasing presence of the Soviet-built MiG-15 south of the Yalu River. The possibility of the USAF losing...


Desert Raiders: Axis and Allied Special Forces 1940-43

by Andrea Molinari

Although harsh and inhospitable, the North African theatre of World War II proved to be a perfect environment for irregular warfare and the deployment of Special Forces.Following Italy's entry into the war in...


San Juan Hill 1898: America's Emergence as a World Power

by Angus Konstam & Dave Rickman

Labelled a 'splendid little war' by Senator John Hay, the Spanish American War (1898) was a peculiar event in America's history, provoked as much by the press as by political pressures. Here, aided by superbly...


Gallipoli 1915: Frontal Assault on Turkey

by Philip Haythornthwaite

The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. The campaign is characterised by...


479th Fighter Group: Riddle's Raiders

by John Stanaway & Chris Davey

Formed in October 1943, the 479th FG claimed an impressive history against the Luftwaffe during the final year of the war. Originally flying P-38s, the 479th’s pilots had a fierce pride of arms. They earned...


Lorraine 1944: Patton versus Manteuffel

by Steven Zaloga & Tony Bryan

Osprey's examination of the confrontation between the US Army and German forces in Lorraine during World War II (1939-1945). In the wake of the defeat in Normandy in the summer of 1944, Hitler planned to stymie...


49th Fighter Group: Aces of the Pacific

by William Hess & Chris Davey

The 49th FG was sent to Australia in early 1942 to help stem the tide of Japanese conquest in Java. Too late to save the island, the group went into action in the defence of Darwin, Australia, where the Forty-Niners’...